Irish celebrities pay tribute after Ireland reach the World Cup

Irish stars from across the country rowed behind the Girls in Green after Ireland qualified for their first ever Women’s World Cup.

A single strike from Amber Barrett was all Vera Pauw’s side needed to beat Scotland and book a place in next summer’s final.

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Ireland have never reached a major tournament but can now look forward to a trip to Australia and New Zealand next June.

Amber Barrett, left, and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan celebrate after the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 play-off match between Scotland and Republic of Ireland at Hampden Park in Glasgow , in Scotland. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Momentum has been building around Girls in Green over the past few years, and their achievement has been met with an outpouring of support.

Some of the biggest names in Irish sport as well as some of the country’s most recognizable faces have rowed behind the team.

The World Cup draw will take place on October 22 and Ireland will be in the hat alongside the elite nations of world football.

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